Revisiting the Long Island Rail Road: 1925-1975

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Planned and chartered on April 24, 1834, the Long Island Rail Road commenced operations in 1836 to provide a route to Boston. Stretching 110 miles east of New York City, the Long Island Rail Road has been the backbone of population growth and suburban development for over ahundred years. Electrification was begun on the Long Island Rail Road in 1905. Whether it was commuter, freight, or special trains, third-rail operations played a major role in the Long Island Rail Road's development as well as the people, places, and industries it served. This book offersan insider's view of the Morris Park shops and photographs of the varied passenger operations found on the Long Island Rail Road.
ISBN: 9780738538297
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of Rail
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
While attending college, David Keller worked as a ticket clerk and special services attendant for the Long Island Rail Road. He has photographed and collected Long Island Rail Road history for over forty years. Steven Lynch, also a former resident of Long Island, has been an avid railfan, modeler, and writer who has researched and followed the Long Island Rail Road for twenty-five years. Keller and Lynch coauthored the companion book The Long Island Rail Road: 1925–1975.
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